Name: Barkley
Age: 4 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Meet Barkley, our wonderful boy who is ready for his “furever" home!! Despite the deplorable neglect he suffered, Barkley has retained his cheerful spirit. Because he was in such bad shape when he came in (he was about 25 lbs underweight with a multitude of skin infections and he had lost almost all his hair), he was aged at 9 or 10. Now that he is healthy, we realize that he is somewhere between 3 & 5, just a young pup. He has gained weight and is at a perfect 100lbs. Our team of volunteers have showered him with TLC, plenty of exercise, training, and proper nutrition. His luxurious coat has grown back and he loves getting bathed & brushed. Barkley has tons of energy and is sweet as can be. He is learning manners and needs a savvy Shepherd owner who can devote lots of time continuing his training. He’d do best in a house without cats and as an only dog until he has learned to control his enthusiasm. Barkley loves learning. He is incredibly smart and masters a new skill almost daily. Now, he just needs his own person or family. If you think that's you, please give us a call at 707-787-7010 or email us at It it's not you, PLEASE SHARE this with your friends! This beautiful boy so deserves a wonderful life. Who can resist these eyes?


Important Note About Dog Descriptions

Please remember that the descriptions of dogs (of Dogs Available) have been written by GSRNC volunteers and are usually based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. While we try to provide dog descriptions that are fair and accurate, the nature of our work involves contact with dogs whose background and history are unknown to us. GSRNC cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this statement is usually based upon the fact that one of our volunteers has observed the dog interacting with his or her own children or pets. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with the children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to come to one of our Adoption Days and meet our rescue dogs. Ultimately, only you can decide whether one of our dogs is right for you.